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The pros and cons of Arsenal Fan TV 0

Posted on March 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal Fan TV has been a revelation of sorts over the last few years, as fans of the North London club have been given the chance to voice their opinions in the form of a YouTube interview. Given that Arsene Wenger’s men haven’t been so successful as of late, it’s not hard to imagine why it’s been such a popular form of entertainment for opposition fans.

It seems as if business couldn’t be better for the channel, and as we move into the latter stages of the season, we thought it’d be interesting to weigh up the pros and the cons of the service.

Will Giroud departure prove to be Arsene Wenger’s biggest mistake? 0

Posted on March 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Olivier Giroud is no longer an Arsenal player, and that’s been the case for a few months now. While most supporters had time to come to terms with that disastrous revelation, a lot of us are still hoping this is some kind of sick nightmare which we’re going to wake up from imminently.

As it stands, however, the Frenchman is still a member of Chelsea Football Club, and our hearts are still broken. Now while that sentence alone is likely enough to make you either vomit or want to dig your head in the sand, bear with us as we explain our reasons behind missing Olivier so much.

Wenger vs. Mourinho – from the touchline to the ring 0

Posted on March 17, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Picture the scenario. We’re at WrestleMania in front of 80,000 screaming fans, mainly made up of middle-aged men, all awaiting the grudge match main event between two goliaths of the sport. Wenger always falls short against the mighty José, despite the Frenchman constantly reinventing himself in an attempt to best his rival. It’s like a rubbish Stone Cold vs The Rock, basically.

Ladies and gentleman, this contest is a ‘No Disqualification’ match set for one fall. Introducing first from Strasbourg, France, weighing in at about the equivalent of 1,000 cocktail sticks, ARSENE WENGER. His opponent, from Setúbal, Portugal, the most miserable man on planet earth, JOSÉ MOURINHO.

Why the international break is bad timing for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The standard March international break is right around the corner, as players from around the world travel back to their homeland in order to engage in some relatively pointless friendlies. Of course, the media will try and make you believe that they mean more than that, but we all know they’re used as ‘World Cup warm-ups’ and nothing more.

They’ve been publically vilified as an idea for years and years now, and rightly so. They don’t really offer any kind of productivity other than ticket sales for the matches, and when you examine what it’ll do to teams like Arsenal, it becomes even more infuriating.

Why Arsenal need to make a statement against AC Milan tonight 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal head into tonight’s UEFA Europa League second leg against AC Milan with a comfortable 2-0 advantage from last week’s encounter at the San Siro, but that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to sit back and settle for what they’ve got.

We can all tell that the Gunners are prioritising this competition, and while that’s certainly a good thing, overconfidence has played a role in Arsenal’s significant downfall over the last few years. We’ve heard about their fancy football and how beautiful it is to watch, but has anyone ever considered the possibility of the players allowing that to go to their hands?

Aaron Ramsey to undergo “a small procedure” 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to ITV, Aaron Ramsey will not travel with Wales to take part in the China Cup during the upcoming international break. The midfielder will instead go through a “small procedure” as Wales manager Ryan Giggs explained, and added that this would be a good moment for Ramsey to get it done.

He will, however, be in the squad for the rematch against AC Milan in the Europa League, and the procedure will be performed afterwards. It remains unclear what exactly the small procedure is.

Sanchez opens up about Wenger’s attempts to keep him at Arsenal 0

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The seemingly never-ending saga of Alexis Sanchez’s departure from Arsenal has another new chapter, as the Chilean superstar has revealed what Arsene Wenger said when attempting to convince him to stay at the Emirates.

According to Daily Mirror, Sanchez recently did an interview with a television station in Chile which is when the comments were made. The 29-year-old was with Arsenal for four years prior to making the switch over to Old Trafford in January.

“He was very fond of me and he didn’t want to let me go,” said Sanchez.

Wenger speaks ahead of AC Milan rematch 0

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal play the second leg of their Europa League clash against AC Milan on Thursday. They have a strong lead that shouldn’t prove too difficult to preserve and possibly add to at the Emirates, in order to secure passage into the quarterfinals. But given recent experiences, Arsene Wenger’s men will have to be on top of their game again to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Speaking to the press ahead of the match, Wenger gave some updates on players’ fitness issues, as well as some information regarding their contracts situations.

Several players have had their fitness tested, and everyone except Alexandre Lacazette should be available for selection.

Henrik Mkhitaryan now proving his class at Arsenal 1

Posted on March 12, 2018 by David Nugent

When Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrived from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, I was quietly optimistic that the Armenian international would be a good signing for the Gunners. The attacking midfielder made a promising start with a hat-trick of assists against Everton.

However, his form dipped slightly with the Gunners going through a rough patch. However, Mkhitaryan has now scored in consecutive games and produced strong performances against AC Milan and Watford on Sunday.

A good understanding with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Mertesacker reveals stress involved with playing for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

German defender Per Mertesacker has been a rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defence ever since joining the club, but now, it seems as if the 33-year-old is just about ready to hang up his boots due to the stress involved with playing the beautiful game.

During an interview with magazine Der Spiegel, Mertesacker made a handful of somewhat startling comments regarding what it feels like to play at this level. The 2014 World Cup winner and former Werder Bremen star has been at the Emirates since 2011 and has made well over 150 appearances for the North London club.

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